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Re: best climates?

Re: best climates?

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Posted by Manila Kid on May 29, 2000 at 06:35:38:

In Reply to: best climates? posted by John Kennedy on May 20, 2000 at 15:43:52:

: One of my twin daughters was just diagnosed as asthmatic. She was born premature and had a really tough time. We are in the process of thinking about moving away from the Chicago area. We have a lot of options, but would like to consider the climate in our decision. Is there some place that we can find listings of the best places to raise asthmatic children? I would imagine that a dry climate with low pollen count would be best, but perhaps there is a city by city list out there. Any help would be appreciated.

I had adult-onset asthma for many years (now gone, thank goodness), so my response may not be that helpful. My first incidence of asthma was in the dry climate of New Mexico, but the pollen count was very high almost year round. When I moved to the humid climate of Guam, the asthma disappeared, but returned within 2 years. The causes in both places were determined by skin tests to be numerious allergies to local pollen in both places--and the plants are totally different in both places. When I moved from Guam to the highly polluted city of Manila, my asthma went away and has not returned. I am 6 years asthma-free. The point I am trying to make is that you relocate from one environment to another, your daughter may still develop allergies to pollen in the new place. There really are no low-pollen places left in the world--except I guess in the frozen Northlands. That is just something to consider and ask her allergist about before you take on the great expense of relocating for that reason alone. The issue of "sensitization" is also relevant, that is one a person develops an inhalant allergy to one or some species of plants, the likelihood of allergies being developed to other species is increased.

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